The Programme Committee is responsible for  promoting the Energise Your Future programme generally and bringing it to life. It will be stimulating the Energiseyournetwork platform, encouraging the debates around the future of the energy world, shaping the agenda and format of the 3 day event in Paris and overseeing the rollout of the different tools over the coming months. It will report to the Executive Committee

Nada Al-Mesfer
Marketing Business Analyst, Schlumberger- Paris headquarters

Nada, aged 32, is a Marketing Business Analyst at the Schlumberger- Paris headquarters. She began her career with Schlumberger as a field engineer in 2001 working in different locations in the Middle East (Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman , UAE) and overseas for Oklahoma city in U.S.A, She has developed her career through broad exposure to different businesses (Operations, Technical support and Marketing & sales)

With a background in mechanical engineering, Nada wanted to continue her education and combine it with her work experience. In 2007 Nada started her MBA master degree in Maastricht Business school.

Nada was a Kuwait university students leader for engineering and petroleum society from 1996-2000, and Member of "ASME" American society of mechanical engineering since 1998, when she was elected by the government to be the Kuwait Environmental Lady Mayor in 2003. She created the first private oil sector union in Kuwait in 2007 and was elected to hold the chairman position of this union for 2007 till 2010.

Catherine Beneton
SRPC Communication Manager, Schlumberger

Catherine Beneton started in Schlumberger in 1996 after engineering studies in France (with specialization in Environment). She worked as a Field Engineer for Wireline (logging) operations in Gabon, Congo, Spain, Holland, Egypt. After that she was transfered to Dubai, to take charge of the staffing, training & development of all the new Field before moving to Canada as a Sales Engineer.
After 13 years working abroad I am now working in my own country, France as HSE (Health Safety Environment) and Communication Manager in our 2nd biggest (out of 52) technology centers that we have across the world. This is where we engineer, manufacture and sustain all our Field products / technologies.
Her interests include different countries, different positions, different people, different activities… She is committted to improving the way we manage energy resources.

Monalisa Chatterjee
Reservoir Engineer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Tripura Asset, India

Monalisa Chatterjee, aged 25, Reservoir Engineer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Tripura Asset, India. Thereafter, she completed M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.

She worked in numerous valued research projects in the fields of Nanoscience and Polymer Technology and studied about the various practical problems faced in the industry. Her dissertation work at Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad was on Synthesis of Vanadium Oxide Nanotubes: Characterization and Study of Kinetics. She had undergone industrial training on the manufacture of Polypropylene by the Spheripol Technology at Haldia Petrochemical Limited and during that she had exposure to the supported catalyst systems:Ziegler Natta and other Metallocene catalysts and presented paper on the same at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She also underwent a project at the Department of Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on “Study and synthesis of Polymethylmethacrylate”. In addition to various merit scholarships, she is the recipient of the Fair and Lovely Scholarship from Fair and Lovely Scholarship Foundation, an Hindustan Unilever Limited initiative, in the year 2006, for pursuing her M. Sc. degree in Chemistry.

At present, she is working with Subsurface Team, Tripura Asset of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) as a Reservoir Engineer. She joined the organization in September 2008. Since her joining she is involved in Reservoir Data Acquisition as well as the Reservoir Management activities of the asset. She is intensely involved in exploration and development activities towards fulfilling “Mission Six-Million” of Tripura Asset, an invaluable project of ONGC. She is involved in advanced well test interpretation through PanSystem and gas production forecasting through FORGAS. She is a part of the team that manages the gas production activities of the asset and accomplishes various tasks in the E&P hydrocarbon value chain.

She loves to travel extensively and is passionate about dancing and painting.

Dave Cox
Global Commercial Manager, TubeFuse

Aged 32, with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Dave has been working in the energy industry for over 10 years. He began as a Technical Sales Engineer for a completions equipment company in England, rising to Product Line Manager shortly after. In 2001 he joined Schlumberger as a Field Engineer based in West Africa, where he spent 3 years working in a variety of operational supervisory roles.

Dave returned to the UK in 2004 to take up a management role in Weatherford’s new ESP group, where he also served on the European committee of the SPE Artificial Lift chapter. In 2007 he decided to diversify his skill-set and joined the Weatherford corporate legal and compliance team.

2009 has seen another new challenge with Dave taking up the role of Global Commercial Manager with TubeFuse, a technology start-up backed by Shell.

In between his busy work schedule and family life Dave is also in the last stages of an executive MBA program. He is currently writing a dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in the energy industry – a topic he has a real passion for.

As a well-travelled dual UK/Irish national who is married to a Mexican national Dave considers himself a true global citizen - who aspires to contribute to the energy industry making meaningful long-term social investment wherever it works.

Laurene Debesse
Business Development Manager, Total
Contact for Website editorial & international liaison

Laurene, aged 26, graduated in 2005 from Polytechnique, a leading French Engineering school, and completed two Masters Degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States in Nuclear Science and Engineering and in Economics as a Fulbright scholar. In parallel to her studies, Laurene worked for MIT as a research assistant in probabilistic risk assessment.

She now works for Total as a business development manager at the Gas & Power division and is involved in nuclear and solar developments. Her past experience for Total includes biomass and wind power projects.

Laurene became the French representative on the World Petroleum Council Youth Committee in June 2008 and enjoys working in such international environment.
Her hobbies include travelling, reading and spending time in Paris where she lives.

Patrick Ferrand
New Business Development & Geological Evaluation, Total
Contact for EnergiseyourNetwork

Patrick Ferrand, has over 10 years experience in reservoir engineering spending more than half his career abroad. He joined TOTAL in 1997 and started his career in Abu Dhabi working on the reservoir monitoring of ABK offshore field. Based in Paris from 2000 to 2003, he was a member of the Dalia project, a giant deep offshore field in Angola, where he was responsible for the field development plan and reserves estimation before project sanction.

He was sent to Moscow at the end of 2003 as reservoir manager of Kharyaga, a carbonate field located beyond the polar circle. He returned to Paris headquarter in September 2006 and is now working on new business development in North & South America dealing with geosciences evaluation of new acreage: exploration areas, discovered fields and asset companies.

Patrick has a degree in Engineering from a leading French Engineering School (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées) and a Masters with option in Oil Field development and exploitation.

Arancha Garcia-martin
Research Engineer, Repsol Technology Centre

Arancha has been a research engineer at Repsol since 2007. She works in the Process Simulation Area with responsibility for the development of useful simulation tools for Process, Production, Operation and Advanced Control. These simulation tools allow for better optimization of refineries and improved margins.

She has a chemical engineering background (M.Sc). After university, she started work as a research assistant at the university (1999-2003) and undertook her PhD in Chemical Engineering focusing on the synthesis of catalysts and adsorbents for environmental applications as clean air. She was also involved in training chemical engineering students.

From 2003 to 2007, she was assistant manager at the “Instituto Superior de la Energía” (ISE), a training centre dedicated to providing energy courses for postgraduate students. As assistant manager in Refining Petroleum, Gas and Marketing Master, she was in charge of coordinating operative matters, including academic as well as management issues relating to the development of the Master, she mentored students and was actively involved in the selection of students for different levels.

She joined the Youth Committee in 2007 as representative for Spain.

Burcu Gunal
Strategy Analyst, Business Development & Intelligence, Turkish Petroleum Corporation

Burcu, aged 34, has been a Strategy Analyst at TPAO (Turkish Petroleum Corporation) for three years where her prime responsibility is analysing business development activities as well as geopolitics.

With a background in geological engineering, Burcu started her career as a Research Assistant at university focussing on Environmental Geochemistry (M.Sc.) and specialising in the management of student-academia relationships. She then joined the TPAO Research Center as a Petroleum Geochemist .

Burcu is a member of many professional organisations such as World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Youth Committee, WPC Turkish National Committee (chair), Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists (TAPG), Turkish Association of Geological Engineers and Turkish Association of Clay Sciences. She is also in charge of Coordination and Country Representation at the Black Sea Economic Corporation (BSEC) Energy Working Group Activities.

Anna Illarionova
Student, Russian Federation,

Anna, 21 years old, a student of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy with the specialization – World economics with the knowledge of English and French languages (Graduation 2009), has certain experience in the energy sphere working as Junior analyst at the Agency of forecasting and balances in the energy field Ltd and being the Coordinator of the project “Database of the main energy consumers in the RF”.
In June 2008 being one of the Youth Russian Delegates organized the Youth Forum “Building a sustainable environment: challenges and solutions of the new generation of global leaders” at the 19-th World Petroleum Congress.
In November 2007 participated in the Youth Programme of the 20-th World Energy Congress in Rome. Being one of 11 group leaders took part in elaborating on terms and conditions of the Youth Committee.
In 2007 received a grant from the Russian Ministry for economic development for excellent results in studying an scientific research.

Heidi Iren Nes
Advisor, Finance, Petoro AS,

Heidi, aged 27, graduated in 2004 from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, where she had completed a four year degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Ms Nes has been employed in the Finance Department in Petoro AS since April 2008. In her present position she is responsible for financial budgeting and reporting for part of the portfolio of the Norwegian state oil and gas company, and in addition she is involved in economic analyses and commercial issues.
Heidi became the Norwegian representative in the World Petroleum Council Youth Committee in December 2008.

Nancy Lebosquain
Internal Communications Manager, CGGVeritas

Nancy LeBosquain graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in marketing from the University of Calgary, Canada in 2000. Building on experience gained in the publishing industry, Nancy has worked in sales and marketing for the past 9 years notwithstanding a brief stint working on a tall ship in the Caribbean.
Most recently working for CGGVeritas, Nancy has moved through a variety of roles in sales and marketing. Nancy has been working in Paris since January 2008 as Corporate Internal Communications Manager, with specific attention around building effective communication structures and strategies.
Nancy is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and has recently completed executive education with a focus on change management at Cambridge University in England.
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys travelling, specifically cycling through wine-producing regions.

HusamAdDeen Madani
Petroleum Engineering Systems Analyst, Saudi Aramco

HusamAdDeen Madani has been a Petroleum Engineering Systems Analyst at Saudi Aramco since January of 2004. During his four years of experience, HusamAdDeen has been working on and leading various projects on the development and implementation of reservoir simulation and well testing applications.

Since joining the oil industry, HusamAdDeen has been an active member in the Society of Petroleum Engineers with a strong interest in programmes addressing Young Professionals. In 2004, he cofounded the Emerging Leaders Newsletter, an internal publication at Saudi Aramco targeting Young Professionals. He was also the Editor-In-Chief for three years. In addition, he is involved in several SPE initiatives including being an E-Mentor to young professionals, an SPE Ambassador Lecturer, and an editor for The Way Ahead publication.

In 2007, HusamAdDeen was elected to serve as Chairman of the Young Professionals and Students Outreach Committee in the SPE Saudi Arabia Section. He also served as Chairman of the 2008 SPE Young Professionals Technical Symposium, Saudi Arabia Section.

HusamAdDeen was recently selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2008 SPE International Young Member Outstanding Services Award for his contribution to, and leadership of programmes addressed to Young Professionals.

Ingvild Meland
Advisor, Petoro AS

Currently Ms. Meland is employed in the Oil and Gas Market and Sales Department in Petoro AS. This department is responsible for ensuring the highest possible value from the state's oil and gas products under the government's sales and marketing instruction.

For the past two years she has been working in the Department of Projects and Strategy. Her main activities have been participation in internal projects related to business development and company strategy. From 2004 to 2006 Ms. Meland has been working in the Commercial Department. Her main activities and responsibilities have been economic analysis, portfolio evaluations, business development issues, negotiations and participation in License Committees.

Ingvild Meland has served as vice chair in the World Petroleum Council Youth Committee from 2007, and participated in the panel debate in the Youth Special Session at the 19th World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, Spain.

Ingvild`s educational background is a 4-year degree in Economic and Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Her post graduate thesis was focused on “Oil business and corruption – a case study of Azerbaijan”.

Wail Mousa
Research Scientist, Schlumberger
Chairman of the WPC  WPC youth committee

Wail, aged 31, is a research scientist on applied signal processing for geology and geophysics at the Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Research (SDCR) . He was also recently appointed deputy professor at the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), teaching various signal processing courses and supervising students, having previously been a lecturer and graduate assistant.

Dr. Mousa was the first Saudi to be sponsored by SDCR for a postgraduate degree which he obtained at the School of Electronics & Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. He also holds two B.Sc degrees with honors (one in EE and the other was in Mathematical Sciences) and a MSc in EE.

Dr. Mousa is an active research scientist and publishes regularly. He is a member of many international and local professional organisations such as the IEEE, SEG, and the DGS. In June this year, he became chairman of the WPC Youth Committee where he had been active since 2006.

Jean-Baptiste Richard
IT project manager, Total

Jean-Baptiste, aged 28, specialises in software development for improved imaging capacity, data storage and infrastructure.

He has a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Engineering at the Top School Télécom (2004) and a postgraduate degree in applied mathematics for image processing at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France (2005).

He joined the TOTAL Exploration & Production IT department in 2006 where he first worked with geophysicists within the TOTAL Depth Imaging team. He was project leader for the development of the in-house velocity model building software and contributed to making it possible to obtain precise subsurface images for all type of assets detained by TOTAL. Today, he is in charge of projects relating to the evolution of data storage and backup infrastructures for TOTAL E&P headquarters and affiliates.

Jean-Baptiste is married with 3 children.

Leor Rotchild
Senior Analyst, Social Responsibility, Nexen

Leor, aged 31, has 3 years experience in the energy sector. He is a Senior Analyst for Social Responsibility at Nexen Inc. He has implemented employee outreach programs, environmental initiatives and sustainable supply chain strategies. He is responsible for quarterly health, safety, environment & social responsibility performance reports for the company’s Senior Management and Board of Directors.

Leor served as Secretary of the inaugural World Petroleum Council Youth Committee and Moderator for the Youth Special Session at the 19th World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining Nexen, Leor worked with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST). He helped build this startup international development NGO into a respected, global centre of expertise in water and sanitation. During this period, Leor worked on a rural rainwater harvesting project in SW Uganda.

Leor resides in Calgary, Canada where he enjoys hiking, biking and snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Céline Rottier
Offshore Engineer , Repsol

Céline Rottier, aged 25, has completed with honours a MSc in Offshore Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, after obtaining a BSc in Civil Engineering.

She complemented her technical education with the participation in the UNITECH programme, consisting of a study period at the RWTH-Aachen in Germany (Business Administration courses) and an internship at Repsol's Technology Centre in Madrid. Céline has also been a trainee at the Keppel FELS construction yard in Singapore and wrote her final thesis on ¨Ice-induced Vibrations¨at Shell in the Netherlands.

During her studies Céline has participated in several extra-curricular activities, such as the organisation of the Company Day of Civil Engineering with 36 companies. As a board member of the Student´s Chapter of the MSc Offshore Technology, she has been responsible for the organisation of a study tour with 23 participants to Dubai, Singapore and Brunei.

Today Céline is working for Repsol at the E&P and LNG Technology Department as an Offshore specialist. She is actively involved in projects related to deepwater, arctics and Floating LNG. Next to this she is looking into verification and certification themes and is collaborating as a lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Energia (ISE) in Madrid for the MSc Programme in the Natural Gas Chain. She has been replacing Arancha during her maternity leave as Vice Chair of Communications of the World Petroleum Council Youth Committee and since then continues to be involved in the WPC activities, such as the WPC Youth Forum.

Celine resides in Madrid and enjoys travelling, tennis, drawing and latin ballroom dancing.

Severin Secklehner
Reservoir management group, WPC 

Severin, aged 30, graduated from the Montan University of Leoben in 2006 (MSc). He started his career as a petroleum engineer in the portfolio department in OMV E&P. He was responsible for the global portfolio optimization process. In January 2009 he changed to the Reservoir management group.

Severin joined the Youth Committee as the representative for Austria. At the 19th WPC congress in Madrid he was the coordinator of the Technology Showcase tour, which attracted more than 200 students and young professionals from the oil industry. He was recently elected as the Vice-President for YWPC events for this cycle and is also the secretary of the SPE Vienna Basin Section.

Severin lives in Vienna, Austria where he enjoys the wonderful manifold of this metropolis.

Geologist, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, New Delhi, India

Sitanshu, aged 31, graduated in Geology honors from University of Delhi. After graduating in Geology honors she did her post graduation in Geology with specialization in Marine Micropaleontology from the same university. At present she is also in the process of submitting her Doctoral thesis on Active Tectonics and Drainage Development in the Outermost Siwalik Hills of the NW Himalayan region. She is also a recipient of research fellowships from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

In her current status, she is working as a geologist in the Corporate Exploration Centre, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Group since September 2008. She has been involved in the G&G analysis of various overseas acreages of ONGC, seismic data interpretation and well logs analysis. She is well exposed to the advanced technological softwares of interpretation such as GeoFrame, Landmark and Interactive Petro-physics.

Prior to working in ONGC, she has worked as a trainee officer/Geo-scientist with Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), which is a nodal agency of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG) for the regulation of oil and gas exploration in India under New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP). She was involved in the re-evaluation of the appraisal plans and development plans of various exploration blocks under Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) division of DGH and got exposure to the various facets of the E&P Industry. She also gained experience in the field operations such as MDT and DST of various offshore and inland basins of India.

Her hobby includes travelling and she also loves to explore the cultural diversity of India.

Anne-Laure Tucholski
Drilling engineer, GDF SUEZ 

Anne-Laure, aged 30, graduated from one of France’s leading Universities, Ecole Polytechnique in 2001 and the UPC (Spain) in 2004. She started her career as a drilling engineer for TOTAL when she was sent to Angola to work on the Dalia project, a giant deep offshore field. In 2005, she joined GDF SUEZ where her first project was the preparation of an exploration well in Southern North Sea. She was then appointed to the North Africa team where she followed up the preparation and operations of several wells in Algeria and Egypt. Currently spending her time between Paris and Aberdeen, she is in charge of the drilling of one of "GDF SUEZ" first HPHT wells.

Her hobbies include skiing, trekking, reading and contemporary art.

Alexandre Volle
Senior Petrophysist & Wellsite Geologist team manager, GDF SUEZ
Contact for Plenary Sessions

Alexandre, aged 34, has an MSc in Petroleum geology from IFP, the French National Oil Institute, and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London. He started his career eight years ago as a Wireline Engineer at Schlumberger Oilfield Services and moved rapidly in management.

After seven years, he left the service company to join Gaz de France, now GDF SUEZ, as Senior Petrophysicist and wellsite geologist team manager.

His work includes team management, underground acquisition contracts management; data quality assurance, wireline expertises and petrophysics. His background and experiences give him a broad picture of the Oil business.

His hobbies include trekking, cooking, oil painting, design & architecture.

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